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of clashes with the egyptian military the call to end the flow of u.s. money are getting louder. south carolina senator lindsay graham believes egypt is looking more and more like a failed state. >> we're going to have to suspend our aid because we can't support the reaction of the military. >> reporter: historically the u.s. has been a sponsor of the egyptian military with 1.5 billion dollars in aid the u.s. sends egypt yearly, 1.3 of it is for the country's security forces. it was the military that ousted the elected president mohammed morsi and is shooting the president's supporters. middle east analyst mohsin khan says even if u.s. aid is suspended it will have little affect. >> egypt needs something close to between 15 and 20 billion to get by. 1.3 billion is not really going to be much. an they're going to get a lot more from the arab countries. >> reporter: for decades the u.s. has relied on egypt's military to stabilize the middle east. but the white house faces a dilemma, preserving the relationship but at what cost? >> we deplore violence against civilians. >> reporter: on th
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